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Old 09-03-2015, 12:26 PM
sk3lut0r sk3lut0r is offline
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Default Connecting two computers to an HD Omni?

Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this.

We use two separate computers in our studio, ones a mac that we use for mixing and one is a pc that our guy uses for mastering. It's kind of a different setup, but it's just always been that way.

Anyways, I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to use some sort of A/B switch for firewire to connect to our HD Omni. Only one computer would be on at a time, I just think it looks unprofessional and is a semi annoyance, having to go behind these computers and switch out where the audio interface is plugged into, over and over again, not to mention the wear and tear on the firewire cable.

Any suggestions would really appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: Connecting two computers to an HD Omni?

How does firewire enter into the discussion? OMNI does not use firewire(and can't). OMNI must be connected to an Avid HD card(HD, HDX or HD/Native to have any function(beyond passing inputs to the main outs for monitoring hardware sources OUTSIDE of the DAW system. I suggest downloading the manual and having a read to clear up any misconceptions

Here's how I handle 2 computers over the same speaker system; a Presonus Central Station feeds my mains(Genelec 8050's), small speakers(JBL LSR305's) and subwoofer. The Central Station has multiple inputs so I have my HDN system connected(for mixing inside Pro Tools), my computer's optical SPDIF output(for listening to youtube. iTunes or WMP) and my mastering machine uses an Mbox Pro, feeding another set of inputs of the Central Station. A simple button push can swap between 3 sources. Keep in mind that this scenario will work with nearly any computer and interface
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